REVIEW

Battle with our good friends from RND was renewed at Rye where we had the chance both to reciprocate their hospitality in April and to avenge our away match defeat. We succeeded with the former and failed with the latter.

The RND men are very good at golf, all play several times each week and are properly handicapped on their demanding home course. With notable exceptions (especially Peter Stanbrook) the same does not apply to us.

But we did better than in April losing 5 ½ to 2 ½ – our full point scorers being Stanbrook with Jamie Clark in the morning and said Stanbrook with Captain Charles Maisey in the afternoon. A half was also secured by Tim Watts and Charles Osborn in the afternoon. Other matches were lost by rather hypothetical 2 & 1 margins !

The morning games took place on the Jubilee Course and the afternoon games on the Old Course. Both courses were in superb condition and the weather held off for most of the time.

A very genial lunch took place in a very crowded clubhouse. The RND men are wonderful company and they insisted on dealing with the pre-lunch drinks tab which was greatly appreciated and in connection with which there was only limited abstinence.

We are due at RND in April 2020 under the authoritative management of Colin Passmore and it is hoped that many ORGS members will apply. RND is a really fantastic course with some of the very best 2nd (or for some of us 3rd or even 4th) shots in golf and the clubhouse is a museum and a treasure trove. Not to be missed.

The plan is to repeat the reciprocal match at Rye in October 2021 – ie the year after next.

The ORGS team, at Rye was Charles Maisey, Peter Stanbrook, Tim Watts, Jamie Clark, Antony Aitken, Gerald Cowen (am), Jim Rumbellow (pm), Charles Osborn, and Nick Hills; all of us being Rye members.

Nick Hills (Organiser)

March 2021

Tuesday 9th
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th TBC
Winter Meeting & HH Squad
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Wednesday 24th
Match v London Solicitors GS
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2021

Thursday 8th  - Sunday 11th
Halford Hewitt 2021
Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports

Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th
Match v Royal North Devon
Westward Ho!

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying Event
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Friday 21st
Match v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2021

Friday 11th AM
Match v Luffness New
Luffness New Golf Club

Friday 11th PM
Scottish Meeting
Luffness New Golf Club

Saturday 12th
Scottish Meeting
HCEG - Muirfield

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 16th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 23rd
Public Schools Midlands Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2021

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
The Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Wednesday 18th
Match v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Sunday 22nd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2021

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Sunday 10th
27 Holes of Foursomes
Royal Worlington & Newmarket

November 2021

Tuesday 16th
Match v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

December 2021

Monday 6th
Advent Informal Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Rye Golf Club